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What Is Load Control?

Did you know that there are around 51,000 electrical fires in the home every year? If you are trying to make sure you do not overload your home’s circuit, it is a good idea to become knowledgable in what load control is.

Keep reading to learn the ins and outs of load controller to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe.

What Is Load Control?

In simple terms, a load control is a device that stops how much electrical usage a house is able to have at any given time. This ties directly into the home’s electrical panel and it limits how much power your house draws. There is a cap on how much electricity your house can use at the same time.

A reliable company like helps when electricity usage on the electric grid is in high demand. A load control can also save you some money every month because it will put a cap and not allow you to use more than your set amount.

Smart Load Controller

This controller will know when appliances are causing the power to turn off and it will also know which of these appliances is causing the short. Smart controllers are also able to know the difference between loads that are coming from solar power and the loads that are drawing from the load controller.

It can be set up to shut off the water heater because it is the 2nd biggest energy user in the home. Usually, a load controller is wired into the dryer, air conditioner, heater, stove, and water heater.

Load Controllers Alternatives for Solar Homes

If you are using solar power at home you have some alternative to load controllers thanks to advancements in technology. Tesla batteries and LG are able to store energy from solar power and provide energy during peak hours to lighten the energy load of the on-peak demand.

Are They Bad for AC Units?

As long as the load controllers are wired correctly they are not bad for your air conditioner units. The problem is that they can easily be wired incorrectly and it can cause a ton of problems.

HVAC systems are getting more and more complicated every year. This is why you have to make sure that someone with experience wires up your load control correctly. Also, make sure that they offer some type of guarantee just in case they make a mistake, to ensure you are not stuck with an astronomical bill correcting any mistakes.

Keep Your Home Safe

We hope that now you are feeling confident about what load control is. Electricity is something you never want to mess around with and having a small understanding of it as a homeowner can come in handy.

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